© Provided by Associated Newspapers LimitedA kangaroo (pictured) was found trapped inside the grille of a travelling car after being hit overnight
A hero tradesman has freed a kangaroo found stuck in the engine of a moving car.
The man spotted the trapped kangaroo outside Domain shopping centre in Townsville, Queensland on Sunday.
He flagged down the driver of the car to tell them they had a kangaroo stuck inside their vehicle's grille.
He then put on a pair of gloves, grabbed his cordless drill and saw from his truck and set about rescuing the marsupial.
'I stopped in the middle of the intersection so he couldn't drive off, I said hey bud! You got a roo in the grill of the car,' the tradesman posted on Facebook.
'Unbelievable he said he hit it last night and thought it was dead.
'No mate it's bloody alive, park around the corner so I can get it out.'
The kangaroo, described as 'pretty scared', was released into a nearby bush.
The tradesman was praised for saving the kangaroo online, while others expressed their sympathy for the animal.
'Awesome job. I bet the poor roo was glad to see you. How scary for him. Pat yourself on the back & have a beer,' one wrote.
'You are a hero roo wrangler, unreal!' another wrote.
One added: 'So disturbing! Who leaves a dead roo in their grill? 100 questions come to mind ...' © Provided by Associated Newspapers LimitedThe tail of the kangaroo (pictured) is seen hanging out of the grille of car after getting stuck inside the narrow space overnight
A spokesman from RSPCA Queensland told Daily Mail Australia said 'it's amazing the kangaroo was still alive after being hit overnight'.
'It's very possible the driver who hit the kangaroo at night thought it was dead which is why he didn't check the grill in the morning,' the spokesman said.
'But it's weird because you would've thought he had noticed it and removed it.
'It would be hard for someone to be charged and fined over this incident considering it happened overnight and the driver thought it was dead.'